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The Mosaic Company

The Mosaic Company
Company typePublic
PredecessorIMC Global
Cargill (crop nutrition division)
FoundedOctober 22, 2004; 19 years ago (2004-10-22), through combination of IMC Global Inc. and Cargill, Incorporated
HeadquartersTampa, Florida, U.S.
Key people
  • Gregory L. Ebel
  • (Chairman)
  • Bruce Bodine
  • (President & CEO)
RevenueIncrease US$ 12.36 billion (2021) [1]
Increase US$ 465.7 million (2017)
Increase US$ 1.6 billion (2021)
Total assetsIncrease US$ 22.04 billion (2021)
Total equityIncrease US$ 10.75 billion (2021)
Number of employees
~13,000 (2021)
Footnotes / references

The Mosaic Company is a Fortune 500 company based in Tampa, Florida which mines phosphate, potash, and collects urea for fertilizer, through various international distribution networks,[3] and Mosaic Fertilizantes.[4] It is the largest U.S. producer of potash and phosphate fertilizer.[5]


The Mosaic Company was formed in October 2004 by a merger between IMC Global, a fertilizer company formed in 1909, and Cargill's crop nutrition division. It is a combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash with a customer base which includes wholesalers, retail dealers and individual growers worldwide. Its headquarters are in Tampa, Florida and it employs approximately 13,000 people in eight countries.[6]



K3 North Shaft headframe. Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

Mosaic has approximately 10.4 million tonnes of operational potash capacity.[6] Mosaic currently owns potash mines or surface mills at; Belle Plaine, Colonsay, Esterhazy K1, Esterhazy K2, Esterhazy K3 and Carlsbad, with another potash mine recently purchased in Brazil during the Vale Fertilizantes acquisition. Colonsay mine and mill has been indefinitely idled and is currently in care and maintenance mode. Esterhazy K3, currently in development, consists of an underground mine and service/production shafts separate from the K1 and K2 underground mine that is beginning to supply the K1 and K2 surface facilities with ore.[7] Esterhazy K3 does not have surface milling and storage facilities, instead it is intended to replace the ore currently mined from the K1 and K2 mine. This shift in production will decrease brine management costs of the K1 and K2 mine, which stood at $108.0 million for 2020.

Mosaic is a member of Canpotex, an export association of Canadian potash producers through which they sell their Canadian potash outside the U.S. and Canada.

Potash mines are located in:[8]


Mosaic has approximately 16.8 million tonnes of operational capacity for finished concentrated phosphates.[6] Mosaic is the largest producer of finished phosphate products with an annual capacity greater than the next two largest producers combined. It has a global distribution network made up of plants, port facilities, warehouses and sales offices. In 2013 Mosaic produced 7.6 million tons of concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and over 15 million tons of phosphate rock production.[9] In October, 2013, Mosaic reached an agreement to purchase the phosphate operations of CF Industries for 1.4 billion dollars, which eliminates the need for Mosaic to spend an additional billion dollars to build a new processing facility in Hardee County, Florida to process the rock from their mines in that area.[10]

Phosphate mines are located in the Bone Valley Formation of the Peace River watershed in Central Florida:[8]

Mosaic owns a 25% stake of the Ma'aden Wa'ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

With the completion of the Vale Fertilizantes acquisition in January, 2018, an additional 5 Brazilian phosphate rock mines, 4 chemical plants and an additional 40% economic interest in the Miski Mayo mine were purchased.[11]

Carbon footprint

The Mosaic Company reported Total CO2e emissions (Direct + Indirect) for 31 December 2020 at 4,920 Kt (+340/+7.4% y-o-y).[12] There is little evidence of a consistent declining trend as yet.

The Mosaic Company's Total CO2e emissions (Direct + Indirect) (in kilotonnes)
Dec 2018 Dec 2019 Dec 2020
5,270[13] 4,580[14] 4,920[12]


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  • August: Mosaic Board of Directors elects Bruce Bodine to succeed Joc O'Rourke as Mosaic's CEO effective January 1, 2024. Bruce will serve as Mosaic President and Member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.[15]


  • January: Mosaic completes acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes.[16]


  • August: Joc O'Rourke succeeds Jim Prokopanko as Mosaic's president and CEO.[17]


  • December: Mosaic acquires Archer Daniels Midland Company's (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay.[18]
  • July: Cargill acquired Mosaic's Hersey, Michigan salt plant.[19]


  • November: Mosaic closed the potash operations at their Hersey, Michigan facility.[19]


  • May: Mosaic and Cargill complete the transaction to split off and distribute Cargill's stake in Mosaic.[20]
  • January: Mosaic and Cargill agree to split off and orderly distribute Cargill's stake in Mosaic.[21]


  • January: Jim Prokopanko succeeds Fritz Corrigan as president and CEO of Mosaic.[22]


  • July: Jim Prokopanko named Mosaic Chief Operating Officer.[23]


  • October: The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange.[24]
  • June: Mosaic announced as the chosen name for the newly formed company.
  • January: The crop nutrition business of Cargill, Inc. and IMC Global enter into a definitive agreement to form a new crop nutrition company.[25]


  1. ^ "SEC: Form 10-K The Mosaic Company". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "US SEC: Form 10-K The Mosaic Company". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  3. ^ MarketScreener. "THE MOSAIC COMPANY : Shareholders Board Members Managers and Company Profile | MarketScreener". Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  4. ^ "Mosaic (MOS)". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  5. ^ "Bloomberg, Mosaic Says Fertilizer Prices to Remain 'Challenging' Into 2014, 5 November 2013". Archived from the original on November 5, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Facts About Mosaic". Archived from the original on 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  7. ^ "Esterhazy K3". Archived from the original on 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  8. ^ a b "Global Presence Map". Archived from the original on February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  9. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "${Instrument_CompanyName} ${Instrument_Ric} Company Profile -". U.S. ((cite web)): |first= has generic name (help)
  10. ^ "Mosaic buys CF Industries' Tampa area phosphate facilities". 28 October 2013. Archived from the original on 22 June 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Mosaic: Vale Fertilizantes Deal Repricing A Tailwind". Seeking Alpha.
  12. ^ a b "The Mosaic Company's Sustainability Report for 2020Q4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2021. Alt URL
  13. ^ "The Mosaic Company's Sustainability Report for 2020Q4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2021. Alt URL
  14. ^ "The Mosaic Company's Sustainability Report for 2020Q4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2021. Alt URL
  16. ^ "Mosaic Completes Acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes". Archived from the original on 15 February 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Joc O'Rourke To Succeed Jim Prokopanko As Mosaic President And CEO". Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  18. ^ "Mosaic completes acquisition of ADM fertilizer distribution business".
  19. ^ a b "Cargill acquires Hersey salt business".
  20. ^ "Mosaic Company Form 8-K12B, Filing May 25, 2011" (PDF). Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  21. ^ "Cargill to Split Off 64% Stake in Mosaic to Holders". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  22. ^ "Mosaic Company Form 8-K, Filing October 3, 2006" (PDF). Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  23. ^ "Mosaic Company Form 8-K, Filing July 12, 2006" (PDF). Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  24. ^ "The Mosaic Company Launches Today as Newest Fortune 500-sized, NYSE-listed firm" (PDF). October 25, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  25. ^ "Cargill and IMC Global to Combine Fertilizer Units". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
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